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Site name Between Linch Hill and Vicarage Field, Stanton Harcourt
Site number 1008
Burial codes 4002 4005 4021 4023 4026 4028 4030 4035 4042 4047 4051 4052 4053 4065 4075 4084 4092 4098 4101 4104 4104 4106 4108 4122 4125 4129 4143 4153 4181
2500bc-14/1300bc Three inhumation burials were found with Beaker pottery, one excavatable, two seriously damaged by mechanical excavation. Burial 1 was in a rectangular grave with rounded corners, 1.8m x 1.5m oriented NS, disarticulated and partial, some parts interred at different levels. The body of a male in late teens/early twenties evidently had been in an advanced state of decomposition when buried, and there was no serious attempt at rearrangement on deposition in the grave. It was accompanied by a Bell Beaker in the south west quarter of the pit, a bone spatula 15cm north of the skull, and a flint flake. The toothless mandible of an ox covered the chest, possibly an accidental inclusion with the fill.

Burial 2 of a child c2 was accompanied by a Bell Beaker. Burial 3 was in a central grave surrounded by ring ditch 5 and comprised the remains of a mature male accompanied by a Bell Beaker, and a stone wrist guard.

Burials 4 and 5 were inhumations but not datable, and much damaged by machines.
Remains/Period Y4
County Oxfordshire
Region SE
National grid square SP
X coordinate 406
Y coordinate 49
Bibliographic source Hamlin and Case 1963


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